Emilie and Reid both thought they knew Kaylene Adams until the police claim she's her daughter's murderer.
About the book:
The police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can't be talking about her client . . . can they?
To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police. Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story: Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie's belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.
Reid Billings thought he knew his sister-right up until he learned how she died. He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene's letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.
Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene's surviving daughter, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girl-and find a future for themselves in the process?
Cara Putman is the author of more than 25 legal thrillers, historical romances, and romantic suspense novels. She has won or been a finalist for honors including the ACFW Book of the Year and the Christian Retailing's BEST Award. Cara graduated high school at 16, college at 20, completed her law degree at 27, and recently received her MBA. She is a practicing attorney, teaches undergraduate and graduate law courses at a Big Ten business school, and is a homeschooling mom of four. She lives with her husband and children in Indiana.
Oh my goodness, this is my favorite book of Cara Putman's so far! This is a fast-paced, full of action read. Honestly, I could not read fast enough to find out what was going to happen. Emilie and Reid thought they knew Kaylene, but really does really anyone know someone else completely. After Kaylene's death, they are left to connect the dots and do what is best, but of course there are so many questions and the legality of the situation to deal with. Cara does an incredible job with bringing the characters to life and really developing the story and holding the reader's attention. This is the second book in the series, and reading book #1 isn't a must, but I recommend you do; and excited to read book #3 when it comes out!